• 10.24.18

    Employee Requests for Time Off to Vote

    With Election Day fast approaching, employers may be confronted with—and, pursuant to certain state laws, are often required to grant—employee requests to take time off to vote.

  • 10.17.18

    Drivers’ Class Action Against Uber Crashes Into Arbitration

    Uber drivers seeking to be classified (and compensated) as employees and not independent contractors were dealt a blow by the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit when the federal appellate panel reversed class certification and ordered the drivers to arbitration.

  • 10.08.18

    California Governor Signs Bills Aimed at Preventing Workplace Harassment

    On September 30, 2018, Governor Brown signed a bill prohibiting the inclusion of confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements in cases and administrative actions involving sexual harassment, as well as other sexual offenses, while allowing the claimants in such actions to retain the right to ...

  • 09.27.18

    New York City Human Rights Law “Cooperative Dialogue” Requirement

    Pursuant to recent amendments to the New York City Human Rights Law, subject to certain exceptions, employers must now engage in a “cooperative dialogue” with employees who have requested an accommodation in connection with matters including (i) religious purposes; (ii) ...

  • 09.27.18

    Eighth Circuit Backs Bank’s Policy of Termination for Disqualifying Convictions

    A bank did not engage in age bias when it terminated an employee after learning that he had a prior conviction that disqualified him from employment, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit has affirmed.

  • 09.20.18

    California Legislature Keeps Employers Busy

    The California legislature did not slow down over the summer months, passing several employment-related bills and sending them to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for a signature.

  • 08.23.18

    NY Employers Must Strengthen Anti-Harassment Policies and Enforcement

    Pursuant to recently passed and newly amended legislation, sexual harassment laws in both New York State and New York City will now impose on covered employers substantial new compliance obligations.

  • 08.22.18

    Employer Violated ADA by Firing Diabetic Employee

    An employer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for terminating a diabetic employee who drank orange juice at the cash register during hypoglycemic episodes, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed.

  • 08.16.18

    California Supreme Court Rejects De Minimis Doctrine

    Answering a certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, the California Supreme Court declared that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) de minimis doctrine does not apply to the state’s wage and hour rules and regulations.

  • 08.09.18

    Fifth Circuit Pins Down Insignia Ban

    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, affirmed a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) that a ban on pins violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and held that In-N-Out Burger failed to overcome the presumption that a blanket ban on insignia ...